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Living Landscape: The Extraordinary Rise of the East Bay Regional Park District and How It Preserved 100,000 Acres

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Living Landscape traces the East Bay Regional Park District’s 75-year history, from its beginnings in the depths of the Great Depression when voters approved a tax hike, to its establishment as the largest and most innovative regional park agency in the United States. The agency’s unwavering focus and sophisticated methods have allowed it to preserve 100,000 acres of publi ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Wilderness Press
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Ken-ichi
An adequate history of the district, but fairly uncritical. Depicts almost zero controversy, which seems highly improbable. No land deals gone sour? What about dog people vs. bird people, or eucalyptus people vs. native plant people? What about the repeated efforts to allow mushroom picking on EBRPD lands that have been consistently rejected? Seems to me there are a lot of interesting land uses issues that went uninvestigated. EBRPD is a magnificent achievement and a treasure to those of us who ...more
Joey
Aug 09, 2013 Joey rated it really liked it
This was a neat book covering the history of the East Bay Regional Park District (I live in the East Bay). The park district has many beautiful parks. My favorite is probably Redwood Regional Park, but I am equally devoted to Briones which looks so much like the English countryside during autumn, winter, and spring, it doesn't in summer since our Mediteranean climate blocks rain from falling, though ocean fogs maintain green grass in more coastal regions.

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